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Ancient Indian Seers On Wealth


wealthymattersDecoding Lakshmi-Devdutt Pattanaik

A bowl of rice will provide equal satisfaction to a rich man and a poor man, to a saint and a sinner. A bowl of rice does not judge the person who consumes it. The same applies to a piece of cloth. A piece of cloth will provide comfort to whosoever drapes it, man or woman, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. And a house will provide the same quality of shelter to all, without any discrimination. We may judge a bowl of rice, a piece of cloth or a house, but the rice, the cloth and the house will never judge us. For rice, cloth and house are forms of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.

It annoys us to find Lakshmi with people we don’t like, people who we deem to be criminals and sinners. We believe that Lakshmi should abandon amoral and perverse people. But there she is, with them, and we find it exasperating, irritating and so unfair. In mythology, all villains seem to be rich. Ravan lived in the city of gold and Duryodhan lived like a king till the day he died. Contrast this with Ram who had to live, for no fault of his, in the forest for fourteen years and the Pandavas who were born in the forest and had to live in the forest, in abject poverty, for most of their lives. Why is it so? Does Lakshmi like bad people? Or is she just indifferent to the notions of ethics and morals and propriety and virtue that matter so much to us? Read more of this post

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Choose Veera Lakshmi


wealthymattersVeera Lakshmi or Dhairya Lakshmi is the Goddess of bravery and fearlessness. She is the bestower of valour in battles and courage and strength for overcoming difficulties in life. She blesses devotees with a mind to conquer everything. To worship her is to know no hesitation , have no doubts of success and so have the self-confidence to ensure success of one’s ventures.

Here’s a story to remember.

Once upon a time there was a king named Bhoj Raj. Under his rule, the people was very happy and they had all the things they needed.

King Bhoj Raj was a devotee of the Ashta Lakshmi.

One day while he was performing pooja of Sri Ashta Lakshmi, he found that all the faces of Sri Ashta Lakshmi seemed to be a little  sad. He asked the deities why they were all sad. They said that the time had come for all the Ashta Lakshmis to leave his kingdom. They also added that as the king is a beloved son of them, they wished to give him a boon before leaving. Read more of this post

Mantra To Marry A Rich Man


Traditional Advice


Lakshmi chanchala hoti hai (The goddess of wealth is very curious).Lakshmi ko kabhie band karke mat rakho, lakhshmi rooth jati hai (Money should always be in circulation). Lakshmi jayegi, phir ayegi, phir jayegi…darwaza khula rakho, usko jaane do. Aaj jayegi to kal ghum fir ke tumhare hi god mein aayegi.

Earning Lakshmi Not Just Money


wealthymatters Lakshmi is wealth accumulated through honest and fair means. Money can be stolen as well. Lakshmi brings peace and happiness to the person who earns it. Stolen money only brings emptiness to the soul. If you notice Lakshmi’s idol, she has gold coins around her, signifying wealth. However, she is also seated on a lotus flower, and holds lotuses in her hands. The lotus is a sign of purity and peace, signifying spiritual well-being; of purity and beauty even in the muddy waters of the world. Without this peace, wealth has no meaning. – Chetan Bhagat

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